Albert DeGarmo is a American University School of International Service graduate where he completed his Master’s program, Global Governance Politics and Security. He is an International Relations Specialist at NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) International and Interagency Affairs Division (IIAD).
In this role he supports the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) team by serving as Secretariat for AmeriGEO. AmeriGEO is the regional arm for the GEO. Established in 2014, AmeriGEO provides a framework for cooperation in the use of Earth observations, among and within countries in the Americas. This regional approach seeks to both take advantage of existing institutional and technical capabilities of its member countries and leverage the resources of other GEO initiatives and Participant Organizations. AmeriGEO focuses its activities in five priority areas agreed by the Americas Caucus: agriculture, biodiversity & ecosystems, disaster risk reduction, water, and health.